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Intermediate Mental Health Lead Self-study (SMHL110).

DfE Course title: Mental Health Lead Intermediate Course

DfE Course Code: SMHL110

About the course

This two-day course helps people understand the role in deeper depth, helping them to think strategically and develop a comprehensive setting plan to meet the requirements of the role.

Participants are required to submit a simple portfolio to gain certification linked to evidencing how they can apply the learning to their work.

How does self-study work?

Through this website you will be able to view pre-recorded trainer videos. Modules are split into 10-15 minute videos so that you can work through them with a cuppa at your own pace.

You are able to download the digital materials through the website and work through the workbook as you watch the videos and complete the activities set by the trainer.

What support will I get?

You are able to contact us at any time by phone or email to discuss content, ask questions. You are also entitled to a complimentary mentoring session to help you overcome any barriers you have with embedding the learning.

About the course contents

Online learners self-study 10-15 minute videos to work through the contents. You are set reflective and self-study activities by the tutor to facilitate the learning and are expected to work through these to complete the modules.


  • Understanding the Role
  • Ethos and Culture
  • Leadership and Management
  • Pupil Voice
  • Parents, Carers and Community
  • Staff Support and Development
  • Mental Health Interventions
  • Targeted Approach
  • Curriculum, teaching and learning

Course Information

Difficulty: Intermediate

Course Instructor

Richard Curtis Richard Curtis Trainer

Richard Curtis is the Chair of the Association of Mental Health in Education and the author of the training courses. His background is in mental health nursing, primary teaching, alternative provision and local authority. He is Chair of both the National Special Educational Needs and Disability Awards, and the UK’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards.

Course Registration


You will be invoiced £650 plus VAT (this course can be recouped from the £1200 DfE Mental Health Lead Training Grant).


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